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Raise your credit score to 740

Raise your credit score to 740

    As lenders continue to tighten credit requirements, getting a good interest rate — or a loan at all — requires that you understand how the scoring system works. In our post-crisis economy, good credit isn’t just nice to have — it’s essential if you want to level the playing field with lenders. Credit […]

Facebook friends could change your credit score

Facebook friends could change your credit score

  Some tech startups are using your online social data to determine your creditworthiness. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) Choose your Facebook friends wisely; they could help you get approved — or rejected — for a loan. A handful of tech startups are using social data to determine the risk of lending to people who have a […]

11 Tips to Rebuild Your Credit

11 Tips to Rebuild Your Credit

by Gerri Detweiler   Looking for tips to build your credit? Here’s a slew of them to help you get your credit back on track. Set a date night with your credit. Think of it as your monthly check-up, or weigh in. Or add it to your to-do list when you pay your bills. Just be […]

The Importance of Accurate Accounting in Real Estate

The Importance of Accurate Accounting in Real Estate

Real estate can be a great investment and income provider.  However, it is important to keep accurate records and maintain proper accounting principles in all aspects of real estate transactions. Keeping Detailed Records Multiple expenses exist for investment properties and require careful tracking.  You must record all income generated from the property in the form […]

Help A Seller Out: 5 Tips Buyers Would Give Sellers if they Could

Help A Seller Out: 5 Tips Buyers Would Give Sellers if they Could

Tara-Nicholle Nelson   Tara-Nicholle Nelson is a real estate broker, attorney, syndicated columnist and author of two critically acclaimed books on real estate. Recent Posts It is a rare occurrence these days to have a home’s buyer and seller sit down around the kitchen table to make a deal. In some areas, they do still […]

Eight ways to improve your home appraisal

Eight ways to improve your home appraisal

  By Lou Carlozo WASHINGTON | WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When Kellie and Michael May decided to refinance their home in the New York suburbs, they wanted to take advantage of historically low interest rates. But before landing a new 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, they had to get through a home appraisal. “It was a major stumbling […]

Home Sales Hit Fastest Pace In Three Years

Home Sales Hit Fastest Pace In Three Years

The National Association of Realtors indicates that the sale of previously owned homes hit a three-year high in February, a sign the economy is definitely on the mend. However, it’s not too late to join the party. Here are several ideas I believe will allow you to benefit from this ongoing housing trend while also […]

Virginia Real Estate Trends – A New Way to Look at Virginia Realty

Virginia Real Estate Trends – A New Way to Look at Virginia Realty

    Recent trends in Virginia real estate indicate that prices have evened out as buyer’s and seller’s negotiate a new understanding of the value of property in the modern economic climate. Between the end of 2011 and April of 2012, the average price for a condo or townhouse in Virginia went from $239,000 to […]

Real Estate Accounting Must-Knows of New Tax Law

Real Estate Accounting Must-Knows of New Tax Law

BY Guest Contributor | 03/30/12 – 06:30 AM EDT   The following commentary comes from an independent investor or market observer as part of TheStreet’s guest contributor program, which is separate from the company’s news coverage. By Marla Miller NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Capitalization tax law — three words that have little meaning to most […]

5 questions to ask a real-estate attorney

5 questions to ask a real-estate attorney

Make sure that the real estate attorney you’re considering is experienced and that you’re comfortable with the way your case will be handled. By Jennifer Acosta Scott of Bankrate.com   agent or broker. But if the deal is complicated or risky, it’s smart to consult with a real-estate attorney. For typical transactions, such as the uneventful sale of […]

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